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I work with RuralAid NGO. My work with support from Global Fund for children is in Alipurduar District, Kalchini block (state of West Bengal, India). We work in the tea gardens on the issue of trafficking and child labour. We recently started using SALT in our work. A story from my first SALT visit.
A young youth from the tea garden of Kalchini block has shared one of the most proud stories from his life, where he saved a cow from the stagnant deep drain while he was on the way to work. Without hesitation of his own clothes and no matter what the people think about him, he helped and pulled out a calf from the drain and saved it . A few days later, someone uploaded his photo of saving a calf on the “ I Love Siliguri - News” Facebook page. When he saw his photo on Facebook page and the positive comments, he was so proud and delighted, and was motivated by what he had done.
The Strengths of a youth.
The most important reflection from our SALT conversation has motivated the youth to action. The youth said that he is now motivated to help children in the tea gardens who have dropped out of school or who do not pay attention to studies and are busy using mobile phone or are vulnerable to trafficking
Although it was my first meeting with him, I was so much attached to him in his conversation. It builds the rapport relationship with him to fulfil dream of a sustainable community.